Saturday, December 18, 2010
This is Corinne, a wonderful lady that I got to spend the afternoon with. She was duped by her broker and lost $20,000 in an investment. Two years later she got her money back in a lawsuit doing all of the legal work herself, filling out the boxes of forms on a typewriter. She was a cheery, optimistic, and spiritual person that pumped out positive vibes. She is an amazing artist and spent the afternoon showing me her watercolor paintings that were surreal and beautiful, filled with meaning. It was one of those days that made me happy to be a photographer because I get to meet people like her. Click here if you'd like to see the story.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I had just gotten back from an assignment early and was watching tv at home, relaxing, only to be brought back to reality by a series of gunshots that sounded extremely close. Squealing tires followed and were shortly greeted by helicopters circling around the area. I ran down the street with my camera and my two roommates. When we got there the body of the man who was shot was being pulled from the car. He was in critical condition from gunshots to the chest and head. Second shooting in the same spot since I moved down here. Welcome to the city!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
After a 2 week stay in Ohio, split between Athens and Cleveland, I am finally back in California. The last 3 weeks seem to have been making everything in my life fall simply into place. I finished up college, worked through mental hangups, figured out new ways to make art, and found a great new home with a good friend and my cousin Matthew. I am finally settled somewhere for the first time in a few years, right near the heart of Los Angeles. I can't wait to see what happens in these next few months. Here are a few from the trip and the new place.